Radiographic Imaging

Jan 2, 2017 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Radiographic Imaging

FIGURE 7-1 The path and attenuation of a beam of x-radiation. (1) The primary beam exits the x-ray tube. (2) The beam enters the patient, where the individual x-ray photons’ energies…

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Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Equipment

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FIGURE 8-1 The generic components of diagnostic radiographic equipment include the x-ray tube (A), collimator (B), radiographic table (C), and cassette tray (D). The overhead tubecrane support (E) is suspended from…

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Immobilization Techniques

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FIGURE 14-1 A, Patient positioned with sponge for oblique lumbar spine image. B, Hand in oblique position on sponge. C, Hand in fan lateral position on sponge. D, Fourth finger in…

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Basic Radiation Protection and Radiobiology

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FIGURE 9-1 Rotating anode tube. Interactions of X-Rays With Matter X-rays interact with matter in five ways: (1) classic coherent scattering, (2) photoelectric interaction, (3) Compton scattering, (4) pair production, and…

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Aseptic Techniques

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Note: The outer 1-inch edge of the sterile margin is not sterile. FIGURE 18-1 Opening a sterile package. A, Opening the first flap. B and C, Opening the side flaps. D,…

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Medical Emergencies

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FIGURE 20-1 A typical emergency crash cart. The cart itself and its contents—drugs and equipment needed to handle typical life-threatening emergencies—are similar but not identical from one institution to another (Box…

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